On the occasion of the fuorisalone 2013 Johnny Hermann in collaboration with Chiara Mauri presented installation "Garum, Old Fish Market"At Kreative Kombu Japanese Food, in the Maroncelli Design District. Pliny the Elder wrote: "It's called Garum a kind of liquid sought. It is prepared with the intestines and other parts of fish that otherwise scarterebbero; They are left to macerate in the salt, so that it is nothing but the result of putrefaction of these ingredients. " Garum sauce was an ancient, valuable as a perfume, of which the Romans were very fond. It was used everywhere: on bread, soups, roasts and fish and they were also praised medical skills.
The conquered peoples acquired this concoction enthusiastically adapting it to their taste buds to symbolize the incorporation Roman universe. A real delicacy that was produced on an industrial scale and was loved with a passion that had the monstrous, the Roman Empire became more powerful, more it increased the craze for this sauceIn fact also very expensive and considered the "True salsa imperial". Today, as then, all this is Garum: 42 elements, including tentacles, fish, cuttlefish, squid and Clupeiformes, made of raw wood and crochet, an installation that plays an old fish market, surreal atmosphere.